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    • August 04, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • August 25, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room

    Tuesdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25

    6:00–7:30 pm

    Facilitator:  Tamika Meek Brown

    This class is designed to help women reconnect with their true essence of self after being exposed to prolonged, repeated emotional trauma. Such trauma, oftentimes lead to complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD), which effects ones’ self perception, emotional control, relationship functionality, changes in consciousness, etc. The facilitator of this series is an experienced Positive Psychology Coach who focuses on positive energy transformation and healing from emotional trauma bonds.

    What can I expect to learn from this four-week series?

    • The physiological effects of emotional trauma

    • Signs that you are involved in an emotionally abusive situation

    • The meanings and effects of soul ties and trauma bonds

    • The cycles of abuse

    Register by: 8/2

    • August 05, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • William Reif Gallery

    Wednesday, August 5

    6:00–7:30 pm

    Facilitator:  Hannah Warren

    In 2008, at the age of 24, after learning about the plight of female weavers while taking their portraits in Maheshwar, Madya Pradesh, India, Hannah Warren was inspired to found Jhoole (pronounced Joo lay), a non-profit, eco fashion, social enterprise designed to combat poverty and empower women. Jhoole will impact over 2,000 people by the end of this year. Hear the women's stories, brought to life by images and videos, and learn about the exciting plans for future collaborations between Jhoole and Womanspace. The presentation will be followed by a discussion on Women's rights globally and how to be an advocate for women's empowerment worldwide.

    Recommended reading: Half the sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

    Register by: 8/3

    • August 08, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • William Reif Gallery

    Saturday, August 8

    1:00- 4:00 pm

    Facilitator: Jayme Durkee

    This workshop will guide you through the vision board creation process and walk you through creating a plan to make the vision a reality. We take a unique approach that helps you identify and incorporate your values into your vision. This ensures that your goals are consistent with your priorities and significantly increases your chance of success. Plan to spend some time digging deep into what you actually want out of your life. Make sure you bring your planner, because we’re going to spend some time engineering your life and turning your vision board into an action board. We’re taking this a step beyond the vision to ensure you have a plan before you leave the room. You’ll leave this workshop with a personalized vision board and action plan for actually turning your dream into your reality.

    Register by: 8/6

    • August 14, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    Friday, August 14

    1:00–3:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Emily Klonicki

    Class size is limited. 6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    Much of today’s epidemic of toxic polarization is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side. Too often we stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule our fellow citizens who support the other political party, its leaders, and its policies. Although political polarization in some form has always been around, it was less problematic when people interacted more outside their own silos. Nowadays, people on the other side have become not just strangers but enemies. How we talk among ourselves about them fuels fires that threaten our democracy.

    What if we learn the discipline of non-polarizing attitudes and words about the political “Other” with whom we do share a national past and future?

    This workshop will: 

    • Help you become more aware of your inner polarizer. 

    • Help you learn ways to depolarize yourself so that you can disagree without demonizing, dismissing, or stereotyping the millions of people who differ from you politically.  

    • Teach you skills for how to intervene in social conversations with like-mined people when those conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other political views. 

    Better Angels is a national nonprofit with a mission to depolarize America. Its leadership is half “red” and half “blue.”  Learn more at www.better-angels.org

    Register by: 8/13

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